Living Next Door To Alice chords and lyrics

by Smokie

  • Living Next Door To Alice was written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman. The song was originally released in 1972 by an Australian vocal harmony trio called New World, charting at 35 on the Australian charts. The cover by British band Smokie was released in 1976, and became a world-wide hit.
  • Recorded by Smokie: 1976
  • Released: August 12, 1976
  • Album: Midnight Café
  • Music: Key of A Major in 4/4 time at 126 bpm.
  • Chords: A, D, E, E7 - ideal song for beginners (very easy chords).

Living Next Door To Alice by Smokie

Intro: 4/4 ||:  A  :|| x4

  A
1. Sal-ly called when she got the word
  D                                  E        A      |  E  |
   She said "I sup-pose you've heard__ A-bout Al-ice".
             A
   Well, I rushed to the win-dow and I looked out-side
  D
   But I could hard-ly be-lieve my eyes
  E                                      A              |  E  |
   As a big lim-ou-sine rol-led up in-to Al-i-ce's drive

               A
Chorus: Oh, I don't know why she's leav-ing or where she's gon-na go
    D
I guess she's got her rea-sons but I just don't wan-na know
            E                                                A    |  E7  |
'Cause for twen-ty four years I've been liv-ing next door to Al-ice
 A
Twen-ty four years just wait-in' for a chance 
    D
To tell her how I feel and may-be get a sec-ond glance 
       E                      D            E      A     |  E7  |
Now I got-ta get used to not liv-ing next door to Al-ice 

  A
2. We grew up to-geth-er two kids in the park
  D                                         E         A     |  E  |
   Carved our in-i-tials deep in the bark__   Me 'n'  Al-ice
            A
   Now she walks through the door with her head held high
  D
   Just for a mom-ent I caught her eye
  E                                             A              |  E  |
   As the big lim-ou-sine pulled slow-ly out of Al-i-ce's drive

               A
Chorus: Oh, I don't know why she's leav-ing or where she's gon-na go
    D
I guess she's got her rea-sons but I just don't wan-na know
            E                                                A     |  E7  |
'Cause for twen-ty four years I've been liv-ing next door to Al-ice
 A
Twen-ty four years just wait-in' for a chance 
    D
To tell her how I feel and may-be get a sec-ond glance 
       E                      D            E      A     |  E7  |
Now I got-ta get used to not liv-ing next door to Al-ice 

         A
3. Then Sal-ly called back and asked how I felt
  D                               E            A       |  E  |
   She said, "I know how to help__  Get o-ver  Al-ice".
                  A
   She said, "Now Al-ice is gone but I'm still here
        D
   You know I've been wait-in' twen-ty four years".
 E
   And the big lim-ou-sine dis-ap-peared

           A
Chorus: I don't know why she's leav-ing or where she's gon-na go
    D
I guess she's got her rea-sons but I just don't wan-na know
            E                                                A    |  E7  |
'Cause for twen-ty four years I've been liv-ing next door to Al-ice
 A
Twen-ty four years just wait-in' for a chance 
    D
To tell her how I feel and may-be get a sec-ond glance 
         E                       D            E      A     | %  |
But I'll ne-ver get used to not liv-ing next door to Al-ice 
          E                      D            E      A     |  ↓  |  
No, I'll nev-er get used to not liv-ing next door to Al-ice...

A Major

Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes
Column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
Column of 3's: Barre 2nd finger over marked strings
Unmarked strings / o: Play open 
x: Don't play string
alt: alternative chord voicing

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
           A                  D                  E                 E7 
    e|---|---|---|     e|---|-3-|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|
    B|---|-3-|---|     B|---|---|-2-|     B|---|---|---|     B|---|---|---|
    G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|-1-|---|     G|-1-|---|---|     G|-1-|---|---|
    D|---|-1-|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|-3-|---|     D|---|---|---|
    A|---|---|---|     A|---|---|---|x    A|---|-2-|---|     A|---|-2-|---|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|     E|---|---|---|
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3
              
      
Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
          A                  D                  E                 E7
    |---|---|---|e     |---|-2-|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e
    |---|-3-|---|B     |-3-|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B
    |---|-2-|---|G     |---|-1-|---|G     |---|---|-1-|G     |---|---|-1-|G
    |---|-1-|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|-3-|---|D     |---|---|---|D
    |---|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1  Frets

Smokie (Smokey)

Midnight Cafe Album
Smokie - Midnight Cafe

Origin: Bradford, Yorkshire, England

Music Styles: Pop rock, soft rock, glam rock

Active Years: 1964 - present

Original Line-up: Chris Norman (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Alan Silson (lead guitar, vocals), Terry Uttley (bass, vocals), Ron Kelly (drums).

Smokie

smokie.co.uk

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